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Legislative findings
Public Housing (PBG) CHAPTER 44-A, ARTICLE 12
§ 302. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that:

(1) the state has a duty to provide public housing that is decent,
safe, and free from illegal drugs;

(2) public housing projects in many areas suffer from rampant
drug-related crime;

(3) drug dealers are increasingly imposing a reign of terror on public
housing tenants;

(4) the increase in drug-related crime not only leads to murders,
muggings, and other forms of violence against tenants, but also to a
deterioration of the physical environment that requires substantial
government expenditures; and

(5) local law enforcement authorities often lack the resources to deal
with the drug problem in public housing particularly in light of the
recent reductions in federal aid to cities.